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urban design

Masterplan for the redevelopment of an old factory site into a contemporary business and neighborhood park

Social economy in a neighborhood park

Ghent, BE

The project site is situated in a complex context of ongoing redevelopment projects. The masterplan is the last piece of the puzzle that should make the transition between a big industrial zone and a densely populated neighborhood facing a lot of socio-economic challenges.

The old textile factory with a surface of 45.000m² will be turned into a business park for companies specializing in social employment, thus bringing jobs to the neighborhood. The rest of the site will be turned into a new neighborhood park in which water plays an active role. Social, ecological and economic sustainability are combined into an ambitious project.

Project Facts

Scope of work

Research through design and making a masterplan for the redevelopment of an old factory site into a new business and neighborhood park


Land (landscape architect), Util (structural engineer), Bureau Bouwtechniek (expert sustainability)


Ghent, BE


11 ha project site


City of Ghent (subsidized by the Flemish government)


Completed, 2012